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  John Quincy Adams (b. 1900) — also known as John Q. Adams — of Harlingen, Cameron County, Tex. Born in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla., June 7, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Lions; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Jean Baptiste Adoue (1846-1924) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Aurignac, France, October 24, 1846. Merchant; banker; Consular Agent for France in Dallas, Tex., 1897-1907. French ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Suffered an apoplectic stroke, and fearing that he would become an invalid, he killed himself, by self-inflicted gunshot, in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., June 20, 1924 (age 77 years, 240 days). Interment at Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Presumably named for: John the Baptist
  Relatives: Son of Jean Marie Adoue and Paule (Dorleac) Adoue; married to Mary Neosha Simpson (1854-1932); father of Jean Baptiste Adoue, Jr. (1884-1956) and Bertrand Adoue (1889-1919; World War I casualty).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bruce Reynolds Alger (1918-2015) — also known as Bruce Alger — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.; Carrollton, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., June 12, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; realtor; real estate developer; builder; U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1955-65; defeated, 1964; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956 (speaker), 1960. Protestant. Member, Freemasons. Died in Palm Bay, Brevard County, Fla., April 13, 2015 (age 96 years, 305 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of David Bruce Alger and Clare (Freeman) Alger.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Carruthers Allen (b. 1869) — also known as F. C. Allen — of Bonham, Fannin County, Tex. Born in Rockville, Parke County, Ind., July 30, 1869. Republican. Dentist; postmaster; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1912. Presbyterian. Member, Woodmen; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Alexander Allen and Mary Jane (Ott) Allen; married to Mary Belle Atkinson.
  Richard Allen (1830-1909) — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in slavery in Richmond, Va., June 10, 1830. Republican. Member of Texas state house of representatives 14th District, 1870; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1878; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1884. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., May 16, 1909 (age 78 years, 340 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  James V. Allred (1899-1959) — of Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex.; Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Bowie, Montague County, Tex., March 29, 1899. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; Texas state attorney general, 1931-35; Governor of Texas, 1935-39; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, 1939-42, 1949-59; died in office 1959; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1942. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Optimist Club. Died in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Tex., September 24, 1959 (age 60 years, 179 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Renne Allred and Mary (Hinson) Allred; married, June 20, 1927, to Jo Betsy Miller (1905-1993).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Edward Anderson (1879-1947) — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born in Rockingham County, N.C., August 25, 1879. Mayor of El Paso, Tex., 1939. Episcopalian. Member, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks; Kiwanis. Died February 4, 1947 (age 67 years, 163 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Nathan Anderson and Sallie Jane Anderson; married, November 19, 1932, to Georgia Lee Ann Sewell.
  Robert Bernerd Anderson (1910-1989) — also known as Robert B. Anderson — of Texas. Born in Burleson, Johnson County, Tex., June 4, 1910. School teacher; lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1932; Received the Medal of Freedom in 1955; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1957-61. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Pleaded guilty in 1987 to charges of evading taxes by illegally operating an offshore bank; sentenced to jail, house arrest, and probation; disbarred in 1988. Died, of complications from surgery on cancer of the esophagus, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 14, 1989 (age 79 years, 71 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Cleburne, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Lee Anderson and Elizabeth Haskew "Lizzie" Anderson; married, April 10, 1935, to Ollie Mae Rawlins (died 1987).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Branch Tanner Archer (1790-1856) — Born in Fauquier County, Va., December 13, 1790. Physician; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1819-20; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Columbia, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Columbia, 1835; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1840-41. Member, Freemasons. Died in Brazoria, Brazoria County, Tex., September 22, 1856 (age 65 years, 284 days). Interment at Restwood Memorial Park, Clute, Tex.
  Relatives: First cousin once removed of William Segar Archer (1789-1855).
  Political families: Archer-Eggleston-Jefferson family of Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Archer County, Tex. is named for him.
  Connie Charles Armstong (1925-2007) — also known as Connie Armstong — of Plano, Collin County, Tex. Born in Longview, Gregg County, Tex., June 26, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972; candidate for Texas state house of representatives, 1976; chair of Collin County Republican Party, 1979-83. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died August 11, 2007 (age 82 years, 46 days). Interment at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Connie Clifton Armstong (1900-1982) and Nora (Cornelius) Armstong (1905-1993); married 1950 to Harriet Jane Queener.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Sublett Atkinson (1892-1967) — also known as George S. Atkinson — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky., November 17, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1924; chair of Dallas County Republican Party, 1925-29; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1928, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Bar Association. Died in February, 1967 (age 74 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry W. Atkinson and Lizzie (Sublett) Atkinson.
  William Hawley Atwell (1869-1961) — also known as William H. Atwell — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Sparta, Monroe County, Wis., June 9, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1898-1913; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1922; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, 1923-54; took senior status 1954. Methodist. Member, Elks; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Redmen. Died December 22, 1961 (age 92 years, 196 days). Interment at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. Benjamin D. Atwell and De Emma (Greene) Atwell; married, December 7, 1892, to Susie Snyder.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Stephen Fuller Austin (1793-1836) — also known as Stephen F. Austin; "Father of Texas" — Born in Wythe County, Va., November 3, 1793. Member of Missouri territorial legislature, 1814-19; delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of San Felipe de Austin, 1832; took petition to Mexico City for the establishment of Texas as a separate Mexican state, 1832; charged with attempting revolution, and imprisoned until 1835; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Austin, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of San Felipe de Austin, 1835; candidate for President of the Texas Republic, 1836; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1836; died in office 1836. Member, Freemasons. Died of pneumonia, in Brazoria County, Tex., December 27, 1836 (age 43 years, 54 days). Original interment at Peach Point Cemetery, Gulf Prairie, Tex.; reinterment in 1910 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Moses Austin (1761-1821) and Maria (Brown) Austin (1768-1824).
  Austin County, Tex. is named for him.
  The city of Austin, Texas, is named for him.  — Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, is named for him.  — Austin College, Sherman, Texas, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Handbook of Texas Online
  Books about Stephen F. Austin: Gregg Cantrell, Stephen F. Austin : Empresario of Texas
  Sherwood Hamilton Avery (1892-1970) — also known as Sherwood H. Avery — of Teague, Freestone County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, La., June 15, 1892. U.S. Vice Consul in Montevideo, 1918-21, 1922; Rosario, 1921-22. Member, Freemasons. Died in November, 1970 (age 78 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. M. Avery and Francis (Davis) Avery.
  Richard Bache, Jr. (1784-1848) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 11, 1784. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; postmaster at Philadelphia, Pa., 1815-28; served in the Texas Navy during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas state senate 11th District, 1846-48. Member, Freemasons. Died in Austin, Travis County, Tex., March 14, 1848 (age 64 years, 3 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Bache and Sarah (Franklin) Bache (1743-1808); brother of Deborah Franklin Bache (1781-1863; who married William John Duane); married, April 4, 1805, to Sophia Burrell Dallas (1784-1860; daughter of Alexander James Dallas; sister of George Mifflin Dallas); father of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867; physicist), Mary Blechenden Bache (1808-1873; who married Robert John Walker) and Sophia Arabella Bache (1815-1904; who married William Wallace Irwin (1803-1856)); grandson of Benjamin Franklin; grandfather of Robert Walker Irwin; third great-grandfather of Daniel Baugh Brewster; third great-granduncle of Elise du Pont; third cousin twice removed of Charles James Folger, Benjamin Dexter Sprague and Wharton Barker.
  Political families: Thomas-Smith-Irwin family of Pennsylvania; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Byron L. Ballard (b. 1890) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., February 21, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Charles H. Hayden, 1917-30, and of Edmund C. Shields, 1931; chair of Ingham County Democratic Party, 1920-24; candidate for Michigan state senate 14th District, 1926; treasurer of Michigan Democratic Party, 1937; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks; Sigma Phi Epsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Elgin Ballard and Jennie (Peden) Ballard; married, February 16, 1916, to M. Lucille Juzek.
  David Monroe Barnwell (1875-1935) — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Comanche County, Tex., October 20, 1875. Democrat. Fresno County Clerk, 1910-33; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. U.S. Comptroller of Customs, San Francisco, 1933. Died, of a heart attack, in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., 1935 (age about 59 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Calif.
  Robert Barr (1802-1839) — of Texas. Born in Ohio, 1802. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; Texas Republic Postmaster General, 1836-39; died in office 1839. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., October 11, 1839 (age about 37 years). Interment at City Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Robert Andrew Willson Barrett (1892-1945) — also known as R. A. W. Barrett — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Rusk, Cherokee County, Tex., November 21, 1892. Real estate business; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Atlanta, Ga., 1923-29. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Freemasons; American Legion. Died, from pancreatic cancer, in the station hospital, Ellington Field, Houston, Harris County, Tex., February 27, 1945 (age 52 years, 98 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Rusk, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Arthur Barrett (1853-1924) and Lela May (Willson) Barrett (1869-1954); married to Grace NcNaught Bloodworth.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (1793-1874) — also known as Robert E. B. Baylor — Born in Lincoln County, Ky., May 10, 1793. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1819-20; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1824; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1829-31; judge of Texas Republic, 1841-45; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; district judge in Texas, 1845-60. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. One of the founders, in 1845, of Baylor University, and of Baylor Female College (now the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor). Died in Gay Hill, Washington County, Tex., January 6, 1874 (age 80 years, 241 days). Original interment at Old Baylor University Campus, Independence, Tex.; reinterment in 1886 at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Campus, Belton, Tex.
  Relatives: Nephew of Jesse Bledsoe (1776-1836).
  Baylor University, Waco, Texas, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lindley Garrison Beckworth, Sr. (1913-1984) — also known as Lindley Beckworth; Gary Beckworth — of Gilmer, Upshur County, Tex.; Gladewater, Gregg County, Tex. Born in South Bouie, Kaufman County, Tex., June 30, 1913. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1937-38; U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1939-53, 1957-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964; Judge of U.S. Customs Court, 1967-68; member of Texas state senate, 1971-72. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Tyler, Smith County, Tex., March 9, 1984 (age 70 years, 253 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Otis Jefferson Beckworth and Josie (Slaughter) Beckworth.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Leonard Julius Benckenstein (1894-1966) — also known as L. J. Benckenstein — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Wyoming, Hamilton County, Ohio, July 5, 1894. Republican. Lawyer; member of Texas Republican State Executive Committee, 1928; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1932, 1936 (member, Credentials Committee), 1940, 1944, 1948; candidate for chief justice of Texas state supreme court, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Alpha Chi Rho; Freemasons; American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died in October, 1966 (age 72 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Leonard Frederick Benckenstein and Genevieve (Peterson) Benckenstein; married, April 15, 1917, to Elaine Lock.
  Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr. (1921-2006) — also known as Lloyd M. Bentsen — of Houston, Harris County, Tex.; Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Mission, Hidalgo County, Tex., February 11, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; county judge in Texas, 1946-48; U.S. Representative from Texas 15th District, 1948-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1980; member, Arrangements Committee, 1984; speaker, 1988; president, Lincoln Liberty Life Insurance Company; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1971-93; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1976; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1988; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1993-94. Baptist or Presbyterian. Danish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sigma Nu; Elks. Died, of complications from a 1998 stroke, in Houston, Harris County, Tex., May 23, 2006 (age 85 years, 101 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Lloyd M. Bentsen, Sr. and Edna Ruth (Colbath) Bentsen; married, November 27, 1943, to Beryl Ann Longino (1922-); uncle of Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr..
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Rumsey Beverley (1894-1967) — also known as James R. Beverley — of San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico. Born in Dalhart, Dallam County, Tex., June 15, 1894. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1929, 1932-33. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons. Died, from myocardial failure, in Seton Hospital, Austin, Travis County, Tex., June 17, 1967 (age 73 years, 2 days). Interment at Austin Memorial Park, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William Beverley (1854-1941) and Clara Eleanor (Hendricks) Beverley (1871-1926); married, June 20, 1925, to Mary Smith Jarmón (1898-1986); second great-grandson of Thomas Lloyd Posey (1750-1818).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John A. Binnion (1884-1951) — also known as Gus Binnion — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born in Biardstown, Lamar County, Tex., August 4, 1884. Mayor of Paris, Tex., 1946-48; defeated, 1944, 1948. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died November 2, 1951 (age 67 years, 90 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, January 15, 1919, to Myrtle Helen Stamps (1891-1966).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eugene Black (1879-1975) — of Clarksville, Red River County, Tex. Born near Blossom, Lamar County, Tex., July 2, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; wholesale grocer; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1915-29. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., May 22, 1975 (age 95 years, 324 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Wesley Black and Talula Ann 'Lulu' (Shackelford) Black; married, March 15, 1903, to Mamie Coleman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Myron Geer Blalock (1891-1950) — also known as Myron G. Blalock — of Marshall, Harrison County, Tex. Born in Harrison County, Tex., January 3, 1891. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1913-18; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928, 1940, 1944, 1948; state court judge in Texas, 1932; Texas Democratic state chair, 1937; member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 1940; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died in Marshall, Harrison County, Tex., December 28, 1950 (age 59 years, 359 days). Interment at Grange Hall Cemetery, Marshall, Tex.
  Thomas Lindsay Blanton (1872-1957) — also known as Thomas L. Blanton — of Abilene, Taylor County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., October 25, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Texas 42nd District, 1908-16; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1917-29, 1930-37 (16th District 1917-19, 17th District 1919-29, 1930-37). Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Censured in 1921 for inserting a letter into the Congressional Record which contained words said to be "unspeakable, vile, foul, filthy, profane, blasphemous and obscene." A motion to expel him from the House of Representatives failed by eight votes. Indicted in 1923 for criminal libel over his claim that former U.S. Rep. Oscar Callaway had urged his frends not to buy Liberty bonds during World War I. Died in Albany, Shackelford County, Tex., August 11, 1957 (age 84 years, 290 days). Interment at Albany Cemetery, Albany, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lindsay Blanton; brother of Annie Webb Blanton (1870-1945); married to May Louise Matthews.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Louis Blaylock (1849-1932) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Sevier County, Ark., October 21, 1849. Democrat. Mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1923-27. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died December 4, 1932 (age 83 years, 44 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Tex.
  William Preston Blocker (1892-1947) — also known as William P. Blocker — of Hondo, Medina County, Tex. Born in Hondo, Medina County, Tex., September 30, 1892. Democrat. School teacher; salesman; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, 1913-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Piedras Negras, 1916-19; U.S. Consul in Piedras Negras, 1919-23; Guaymas, 1923-24; Mazatlan, 1925-29; Ciudad Juarez, 1929-32; Monterrey, as of 1938; U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez, 1938-43. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died, following a heart attack, on board the U.S. Transport St. Mihiel, on which he had been scheduled to sail to Panama, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 28, 1947 (age 54 years, 151 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Vincular Harwood Blocker and Daisy D. Blocker; brother of V. Harwood Blocker, Jr. (1889?-?); married, February 29, 1916, to Joy Ovada Johnston (1899-1994).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Calvin Box (1871-1941) — also known as John C. Box — of Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex. Born near Crockett, Houston County, Tex., March 28, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; county judge in Texas, 1898-1901; U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1919-31. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex., May 17, 1941 (age 70 years, 50 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Tex.
  Presumably named for: John Calvin
  Relatives: Son of John J. W. Box and Susan A. (Morris) Box; married, June 1, 1893, to Mina Hill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Charles A. Boyer Charles A. Boyer (1911-1991) — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Born in Texas, August 19, 1911. Republican. Insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wexford District, 1955-62. Methodist. Member, Jaycees; Rotary; Freemasons; Elks. Died April 17, 1991 (age 79 years, 241 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Searcy Bracewell (1918-2003) — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., January 19, 1918. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1947; member of Texas state senate, 1950; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1957. Protestant. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons. Died May 13, 2003 (age 85 years, 114 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of J. Searcy Bracewell (1891-1965) and Lola (Blount) Bracewell (1896-1985); married to Elizabeth Weaver (1920-2009).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Bradley (1917-1998) — also known as Tom Bradley — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Calvert, Robertson County, Tex., December 29, 1917. Democrat. Police officer; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1972; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1973-93; defeated, 1969; candidate for Governor of California, 1982, 1986. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Kappa Alpha Psi; Urban League; NAACP. Received the Spingarn Medal in 1984. Died, of a heart attack, at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 29, 1998 (age 80 years, 274 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Lee Thomas and Crenner (Hawkins) Thomas; married, May 4, 1941, to Ethel Mae Arnold.
  Epitaph: "Beloved Husband and Father"
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Tom Bradley: J. Gregory Payne, Tom Bradley : The Impossible Dream : A Biography
  William Oscar Braecklein (1920-2001) — also known as William O. Braecklein; Bill Braecklein — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 20, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1966-72; member of Texas state senate 16th District, 1972-78. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, at Presbyterian Village North nursing home, Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., November 14, 2001 (age 80 years, 329 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Sam Gilbert Bratton (1888-1963) — also known as Sam G. Bratton — of Clovis, Curry County, N.M.; Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in Kosse, Limestone County, Tex., August 19, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1916, 1928, 1932; district judge in New Mexico 5th District, 1919-22; justice of New Mexico state supreme court, 1923-24; resigned 1924; U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1925-33; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1933-61; took senior status 1961. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., September 22, 1963 (age 75 years, 34 days). Interment at Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of C. G. Bratton and Emma Lee (Morris) Bratton; married, January 25, 1908, to Vivian Rogers.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. (b. 1934) — also known as Willie L. Brown, Jr. — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Mineola, Wood County, Tex., March 20, 1934. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1964-96; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1981-95; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1972, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1996-2004; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 2004. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Recipient of the Spingarn Medal in 2018. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Married 1958 to Blanche Vitero.
  Cross-reference: Bevan Dufty
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Willie L. Brown, Jr.: Basic Brown : My Life and Our Times (2007)
  Books about Willie Brown: James Richardson, Willie Brown : A Biography
  Edward Burleson (1798-1851) — of Texas. Born in Buncombe County, N.C., December 15, 1798. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Mina, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Mina, 1835; general in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Bastrop, Gonzales and Fayette, 1838-39; Vice President of the Texas Republic, 1841-44; candidate for President of the Texas Republic, 1844; member of Texas state senate, 1846-51; died in office 1851. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died of pneumonia, in Austin, Travis County, Tex., December 26, 1851 (age 53 years, 11 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Father of Edward Burleson, Jr.; grandfather of Albert Sidney Burleson (1863-1937).
  Political family: Burleson family of Austin, Texas.
  Burleson County, Tex. is named for him.
  Omar Truman Burleson (1906-1991) — also known as Omar Burleson — of Anson, Jones County, Tex.; Abilene, Taylor County, Tex. Born in Anson, Jones County, Tex., March 19, 1906. Democrat. Jones County Attorney, 1931-35; Jones County Judge, 1935-41; FBI special agent; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Texas 17th District, 1947-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 (alternate), 1964. Church of Christ. Member, Lions; Freemasons. Died in Abilene, Taylor County, Tex., May 14, 1991 (age 85 years, 56 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Anson, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Burleson and Bettie (Couch) Burleson; married, April 21, 1929, to Ruth DeWeese.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David Gouverneur Burnet (1788-1870) — also known as David G. Burnet — of Texas. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., April 14, 1788. U.S. Consul in Galveston, 1832-35; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Liberty, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Liberty, 1835; President of the Texas Republic, 1836; Vice President of the Texas Republic, 1838-41; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1839, 1839-40. Member, Freemasons. Died December 5, 1870 (age 82 years, 235 days). Original interment and cenotaph at Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.; reinterment to unknown location.
  Relatives: Son of William Burnet; half-brother of Jacob Burnet (1770-1853).
  Political family: Burnet family of Newark, New Jersey.
  Burnet County, Tex. is named for him.
  William Evans Burney (1893-1969) — also known as William E. Burney — of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in Hubbard, Hill County, Tex., September 11, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 1940-41; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; insurance executive. Protestant. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Forty and Eight. Died in Denver, Colo., January 29, 1969 (age 75 years, 140 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Married, October 26, 1921, to Eunice L. Latamore (1897-1989).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Charles Butte (1877-1940) — also known as George C. Butte — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla.; Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in San Francisco, Calif., May 9, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1924; Puerto Rico attorney general, 1925; Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, 1932. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; American Society for International Law; American Law Institute; Alpha Tau Omega; Delta Theta Phi. Died, following surgery for an intestinal blockage, in American Hospital, Mexico City (Ciudad de México), Distrito Federal, January 18, 1940 (age 62 years, 254 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery, Dublin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Felix Butte and Lena Clara (Stoes) Butte; married, August 21, 1898, to Bertha Lattimore (1878-1926).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Pope Caldwell (1875-1940) — also known as C. Pope Caldwell — of Forest Hills, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born near Bastrop, Bastrop County, Tex., June 18, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912; U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1915-21; candidate in primary for borough president of Queens, New York, 1925. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sunnyside, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., July 31, 1940 (age 65 years, 43 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of Charles G. Caldwell and Mary (Hill) Caldwell; married, July 20, 1907, to Frances Morrison.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Donald Campbell (1830-1871) — of Texas. Born in Alabama, March 25, 1830. State court judge in Texas, 1868; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1868-69; member of Texas state senate, 1870; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1870-71; died in office 1871. Member, Freemasons. Died in Austin, Travis County, Tex., November 8, 1871 (age 41 years, 228 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Vincent Waggoner Carr (1918-2004) — also known as Waggoner Carr — of Lubbock County, Tex. Born in Fairlie, Hunt County, Tex., October 1, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; Lubbock County Attorney, 1948-50; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1951-61; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1957-61; Texas state attorney general, 1963-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1966; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1968. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Lions. Breakfasted with Pres. John F. Kennedy, in Dallas, Texas, on the morning of his assassination, November 22, 1963. Died, of cancer, in Austin, Travis County, Tex., February 25, 2004 (age 85 years, 147 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Vincent Carr and Ruth (Warlick) Carr; married, December 21, 1941, to Ernestine Story.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Barzillai J. Chambers (1817-1895) — of Cleburne, Johnson County, Tex. Born in Montgomery County, Ky., December 5, 1817. Surveyor; lawyer; Greenback candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1880. Christian. Member, Freemasons. Died September 16, 1895 (age 77 years, 285 days). Interment at Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Walker Chambers and Talitha Cumi (Mothershead) Chambers; married 1852 to Susan Wood; married 1854 to Emma Montgomery; married 1861 to Harriet A. Killough.
  Francis Adams Cherry (1908-1965) — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., September 5, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Arkansas, 1942; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1944; Governor of Arkansas, 1953-55. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Kappa Alpha Order; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Died July 15, 1965 (age 56 years, 313 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Jonesboro, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Haskille Scott Cherry and Clara Bell (Taylor) Cherry; married, November 10, 1937, to Margaret Frierson.
  See also NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Thomas Campbell Clark (1899-1977) — also known as Tom C. Clark — Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., September 23, 1899. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney General, 1945-49; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1949-67; took senior status 1967. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Eagles; Delta Tau Delta. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 13, 1977 (age 77 years, 263 days). Interment at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Clark and Jennie (Falls) Clark; married, November 8, 1924, to Mary Jane Ramsey; father of Ramsey Clark (1927-).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  James Collinsworth (1806-1838) — Born in Tennessee, 1806. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, 1829-35; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Brazoria, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1836; Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1836; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Brazoria, 1836; justice of Texas Republic supreme court, 1837. Member, Freemasons. While a candidate for the presidency of the Texas Republic, jumped off a boat and drowned in Galveston Bay, 1838 (age about 32 years). Interment at Founders Memorial Park, Houston, Tex.
  Collingsworth County, Tex. is named for him.
  Thomas Terry Connally (1877-1963) — also known as Tom T. Connally — of Marlin, Falls County, Tex. Born near Hewitt, McLennan County, Tex., August 19, 1877. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1901-04; Falls County Prosecuting Attorney, 1906-10; U.S. Representative from Texas 11th District, 1917-29; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1920, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 (chair, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1948, 1956; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1929-53. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen of the World; Modern Woodmen. Died in Washington, D.C., October 28, 1963 (age 86 years, 70 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Marlin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Jones Connally and Mary E. (Terry) Connally; married, November 16, 1904, to Louise Clarkson (died 1935); married, April 25, 1942, to Lucile (Sanderson) Sheppard; step-grandfather of Connie Mack III (1940-); step-great-grandfather of Connie Mack IV.
  Political family: Sheppard-Arnold-Mack-Bono family of Texarkana, Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Gordon Cooke (1808-1847) — of Texas. Born in Fredericksburg, Va., March 26, 1808. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1844-45; Texas Republic Secretary of War and Marine, 1845-46; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1846; Adjutant General of Texas, 1846-47; died in office 1847. Member, Freemasons. Died of tuberculosis, at Seguin, Guadalupe County, Tex., December 24, 1847 (age 39 years, 273 days). Original interment somewhere in Geronimo, Tex.; reinterment in 1937 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Nephew by marriage of José Antonio Navarro (1795-1871).
  Political family: Navarro family of San Antonio, Texas.
  Cooke County, Tex. is named for him.
  Cooke Avenue, in San Antonio, Texas, is named for him.
R. B. Creager Rentfro Banton Creager (1877-1950) — also known as R. B. Creager — of Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., March 11, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Arrangements Committee), 1940 (member, Arrangements Committee), 1944, 1948; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1916; member of Republican National Committee from Texas, 1924-40. Member, Freemasons. Died October 28, 1950 (age 73 years, 231 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Brownsville, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Frank A. W. Creager (1835-1912) and Katharyn (Rentfro) Creager (1850-1928); married to Alice Terrell (1878-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Official Report of the 21st Republican National Convention (1936)
  David Crockett (1786-1836) — also known as Davy Crockett; "King of the Wild Frontier" — of Tennessee. Born in Greene County, Tenn., August 17, 1786. Democrat. Member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1821; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1827-31, 1833-35 (9th District 1827-31, 12th District 1833-35); served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence. Member, Freemasons. Killed while defending the Alamo, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., March 6, 1836 (age 49 years, 202 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John Crockett and Rebecca (Hawkins) Crockett; married, August 16, 1806, to Mary 'Polly' Finley; married 1815 to Elizabeth Patton; father of John Wesley Crockett; first cousin twice removed of Charles Carroll Walcutt (1838-1898).
  Political family: Crockett-Walcutt family of Tennessee.
  Crockett counties in Tenn. and Tex. are named for him.
  The Davy Crockett National Forest (established 1936), in Houston and Trinity counties, Texas, is named for him.
  Personal motto: "Be sure you're right, then go ahead."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by David Crockett: A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee
  Books about David Crockett: William C. Davis, Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis — Constance Rourke, Davy Crockett — Elaine Alphin, Davy Crockett (for young readers)
  Norris Wright Cuney (1846-1898) — also known as N. W. Cuney — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born near Hempstead, Waller County, Tex., May 12, 1846. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892; secretary of Texas Republican Party, 1873; candidate for mayor of Galveston, Tex., 1875; candidate for Texas state house of representatives, 1876; candidate for Texas state senate, 1882; member of Republican National Committee from Texas, 1886; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1889-91. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., March 3, 1898 (age 51 years, 295 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.
  Edwin Dabney (1876-1938) — of Altus, Jackson County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Comanche County, Tex., February 3, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; county judge in Texas, 1906-08; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1919-23; Oklahoma state attorney general, 1927-30. Member, Freemasons. Died May 16, 1938 (age 62 years, 102 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Thomas Dabney and Ninnie (Dickenson) Dabney; married 1904 to Emma Adams; married 1929 to Jewel Cooper.
  Marion Price Daniel (1910-1988) — also known as Price Daniel — of Liberty, Liberty County, Tex. Born in Dayton, Liberty County, Tex., October 10, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1939-45; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1943-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1948, 1964; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Texas state attorney general, 1947-53; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1953-57; Governor of Texas, 1957-63; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1971-; appointed 1971. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Kappa Delta. Died, from a stroke, in Liberty, Liberty County, Tex., August 25, 1988 (age 77 years, 320 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Liberty County, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Price Daniel and Nannie (Partlow) Daniel; brother of William Partlow Daniel (1915-2006); married, June 28, 1940, to Jean Houston Baldwin (second great-granddaughter of Samuel Houston); father of Marion Price Daniel, Jr..
  Political family: Daniel-Houston family of Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about Price Daniel: Dan Murph, Texas Giant: The Life of Price Daniel
  Nicholas Henry Darnell (1807-1885) — of Texas. Born April 20, 1807. Speaker of the Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1845. Member, Freemasons. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., June 7, 1885 (age 78 years, 48 days). Interment at Pioneer Park Cemetery, Dallas, Tex.
  James Keenan Davis (1790-1859) — of Alabama; Texas. Born in Richmond, Va., July 17, 1790. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; county judge in Alabama, 1823; general in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1843-44; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1848; member of Texas state senate, 1851-53. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died February 10, 1859 (age 68 years, 208 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (White), Coldspring, Tex.
  Clayton A. Dills (b. 1908) — of Gardena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Rosston, Cooke County, Tex., April 2, 1908. Democrat. Musician; member of California state assembly, 1942-62; Presidential Elector for California, 1948; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1952. Member, Freemasons; Lions; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  John Allen Dixon, Jr. (b. 1920) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Orange, Orange County, Tex., April 8, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; district judge in Louisiana, 1957-68; Judge, Louisiana Circuit Court of Appeals, 1968-71; justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1971-80. Member, Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Kelsey Harris Douglass (d. 1840) — of Texas. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1840. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Tex.
  The community of Douglass, Texas, is named for him.
Jim Dunnam James Robert Dunnam (b. 1963) — also known as Jim Dunnam — of McGregor, McLennan County, Tex.; Waco, McLennan County, Tex.; Chilton, Falls County, Tex. Born in McLennan County, Tex., December 12, 1963. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives 57th District, 1997-2010; defeated, 2010; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004. United Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Son of Clyde Vance Dunnam and Elnora Eveline (Hohertz) Dunnam; grandson of William Vance Dunnam (1877?-?).
  See also Wikipedia article — Texas Legislators Past & Present
  Image source: Texas Legislative Reference Library
George Edwards George Clifton Edwards, Jr. (1914-1995) — also known as George Edwards — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., August 6, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; candidate for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1949; probate judge in Michigan, 1951-54; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1954-56; appointed 1954; resigned 1956; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1956-62; appointed 1956; resigned 1962; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1963-. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Sigma; Council on Foreign Relations; American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; American Judicature Society. Died in 1995 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Lewis Fisher (b. 1872) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex.; Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Austin, Travis County, Tex., October 28, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; Galveston County Attorney, 1900-02; Galveston County Judge, 1902-05; district judge in Texas 10th District, 1905-09; mayor of Galveston, Tex., 1909-17. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rhoads Fisher and Sophie (Rollins) Fisher; married, January 23, 1901, to May Wilmer Masterson.
  Ovie Clark Fisher (1903-1994) — also known as O. Clark Fisher — of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Tex. Born in Junction, Kimble County, Tex., November 22, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1935-37; U.S. Representative from Texas 21st District, 1943-75. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Knights of Pythias; Rotary; Acacia. Died December 9, 1994 (age 91 years, 17 days). Interment at Junction Cemetery, Junction, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Jobe B. Fisher and Rhoda (Clark) Fisher; married, September 12, 1927, to Marian DeWalsh.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Winright Flanagan (1805-1887) — also known as James W. Flanagan — of Henderson, Rusk County, Tex. Born in Albemarle County, Va., September 7, 1805. Merchant; lawyer; farmer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1851-52; member of Texas state senate, 1856-58; Presidential Elector for Texas, 1856; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1866, 1868-69; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1869-70; resigned 1870; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1869-75. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died near Longview, Gregg County, Tex., September 19, 1887 (age 82 years, 12 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Rusk County, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Flanagan and Elizabeth (Saunders) Flanagan; married 1826 to Polly (Miller) Moorman (died 1844); married to Elizabeth Ware and Elizabeth Lane; father of David Webster Flanagan (1832-1924).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Edgar Franklin Foreman (b. 1933) — also known as Ed Foreman — of Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, N.M. Born in Portales, Roosevelt County, N.M., December 22, 1933. Republican. U.S. Representative from Texas 16th District, 1963-65; defeated, 1964; U.S. Representative from New Mexico 2nd District, 1969-71; defeated, 1970. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; American Society of Civil Engineers. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Marshall Clinton Formby, Jr. (1911-1984) — also known as Marshall Formby — of McAdoo, Dickens County, Tex.; Plainview, Hale County, Tex. Born near Como, Hopkins County, Tex., April 12, 1911. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; Dickens County Judge, 1937-40; member of Texas state senate 30th District, 1941-45; lawyer; candidate in primary for Governor of Texas, 1962. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died in Plainview, Hale County, Tex., December 27, 1984 (age 73 years, 259 days). Interment at McAdoo Cemetery, McAdoo, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Marshall Formby (1877-1957) and Rosa Mae (Freeman) Formby (1882-1971); married, September 8, 1946, to Sharleen Wells; uncle of Robert L. Duncan (1953-).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Books by Marshall Formby: These Are My People (1962)
  Joseph Vinc Frnka (1880-1958) — also known as Joseph V. Frnka; Joe V. Frnka — of Columbus, Colorado County, Tex. Born in Industry, Austin County, Tex., March 7, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1923-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died, in Columbus Hospital, Columbus, Colorado County, Tex., January 29, 1958 (age 77 years, 328 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Josef Frnka and Anna (Kynsak) Frnka.
  James Taliaferro Garrett (1865-1962) — also known as J. T. Garrett — of Hurricane, Putnam County, W.Va. Born in Putnam County, W.Va., October 9, 1865. School teacher; insurance business; member of West Virginia state senate 5th District, 1933-36. Baptist. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., May 24, 1962 (age 96 years, 227 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Hurricane Cemetery, Hurricane, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Garrett and Martha (Hill) Garrett; married, February 26, 1896, to Emma Ottale Dudding.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur H. Geissler (1877-1945) — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Germany, October 30, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; banker; insurance business; chair of Oklahoma County Republican Party, 1910-14; member of Oklahoma Republican State Committee, 1912-18; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1916, 1940, 1944; U.S. Minister to Guatemala, 1922-30. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., February 17, 1945 (age 67 years, 110 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Julia (Henderson) Adams (died 1924).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Eugene Benjamin Germany (1892-1971) — also known as E. B. 'Gene' Germany — of Highland Park, Dallas County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Tex., September 18, 1892. Democrat. School teacher and principal; geologist; oil producer; industrialist; founder of Preston State Bank, Dallas, Tex.; founder of Cozby-Germany Hospital, Grand Saline, Tex.; founder and president of Lone Star Steel Company; mayor of Highland Park, Tex., 1934-40; Texas Democratic state chair, 1939-44; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1944 (alternate); Presidential Elector for Texas, 1944. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., July 12, 1971 (age 78 years, 297 days). Interment at Woodside Cemetery, Grand Saline, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Arona Lea Germany (1870-1958).
  Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) — Born in London, England, January 27, 1850. Democrat. Cigar maker; Founder and president, American Federation of Labor; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1914. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., December 13, 1924 (age 74 years, 321 days). Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.; memorial monument at Gompers Square, Washington, D.C.; statue at Gompers Park, Chicago, Ill.
  Samuel Gompers High School (built 1930, closed about 2012), in Bronx, New York, was named for him.  — Gompers School (also known as Eastern High School), Baltimore, Maryland, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ed Lee Gossett (1902-1990) — also known as Ed Gossett — of Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex. Born near Many, Sabine Parish, La., January 27, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1939-51; resigned 1951. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died November 6, 1990 (age 88 years, 283 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ed L. Gossett and Sarah Ann Gossett; married, May 20, 1939, to Mary Helen Moseley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Marshall Conant Graff (1892-1966) — also known as Marshall C. Graff — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Born in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wis., June 6, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion. Died July 22, 1966 (age 74 years, 46 days). Interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Tex.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Alexander Greer (1802-1855) — of Texas. Born in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn., July 18, 1802. Member of Texas Republic Senate from District of San Augustine, 1838-45; Texas Republic Secretary of the Treasury, 1845-46; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1847-51. Member, Freemasons. Died while campaigning for the governorship, July 4, 1855 (age 52 years, 351 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1929 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Greer County, Okla. is named for him.
  George W. Guess (c.1829-1868) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in North Carolina, about 1829. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1866-68. Member, Freemasons. Died of sunstroke, aboard a steamboat on the Mississippi River, at a wharf in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., July 18, 1868 (age about 39 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  James Monroe Hale (1865-1906) — of Caldwell, Burleson County, Tex. Born in Gay Hill, Washington County, Tex., September 5, 1865. Lawyer; member of Texas state senate 19th District, 1903-05. Member, Freemasons. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., May 23, 1906 (age 40 years, 260 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Caldwell, Tex.
  Presumably named for: James Monroe
  Relatives: Son of James Calvin Hale and Eliza Rose Hale; married, December 28, 1888, to Sarah Parker Mundine (daughter of F. M. Mundine; niece of T. H. Mundine (1835?-?)).
  Political family: Mundine family of Texas.
  Joseph Weldon Hale (b. 1891) — also known as Joseph W. Hale — of Waco, McLennan County, Tex. Born in Jones County, Tex., May 29, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; attorney for insurance companies; secretary of Texas Democratic Party, 1921-25; mayor of Waco, Tex., 1935-37. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Hale and Drue (Murray) Hale; married to Iva Childers.
  Thomas Jones Hardeman (1788-1854) — of Texas. Born near Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 31, 1788. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-39; judge of Texas Republic, 1843; member of Texas state legislature, 1847-51. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Bastrop County, Tex., January 15, 1854 (age 65 years, 349 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1937 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Hardeman (1750-1833) and Mary (Perkins) Hardeman (1754-1798); brother of Bailey Hardeman (1795-1836); married 1814 to Mary Ophelia Polk (1785-1835; aunt of James Knox Polk and William Hawkins Polk); married, October 26, 1836, to Eliza DeWitt (1809-1863); fourth cousin of John Wayles Eppes and John Randolph of Roanoke; fourth cousin once removed of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, Francis Wayles Eppes, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph.
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Hardeman County, Tenn. is named for him; Hardeman County, Tex. is named partly for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas J. Haynes (1824-1877) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Williamson County, Tenn., July 22, 1824. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1872-75. Member, Freemasons. Died September 25, 1877 (age 53 years, 65 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  Robert Alexander Hefner (b. 1874) — also known as Robert A. Hefner — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex.; Ardmore, Carter County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born near Lone Oak, Hunt County, Tex., February 7, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1927-36. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Lafayette Hefner and Sallie Jane (Masters) Hefner; married, July 18, 1906, to Eva Johnson.
  William Meredith Holland (b. 1875) — also known as W. M. Holland — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., March 29, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; Dallas County Judge, 1907-11; mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1911-15. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William C. Holland and Sarah (Saffeel) Holland; married, June 24, 1909, to Elnora Beggs.
  Frank Jefferson Horton (1919-2004) — also known as Frank Horton — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y.; Bentonville, Warren County, Va. Born in Cuero, DeWitt County, Tex., December 12, 1919. Republican. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1963-93 (36th District 1963-73, 34th District 1973-83, 29th District 1983-93). Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died, following a stroke, in a hospital at Winchester, Va., August 30, 2004 (age 84 years, 262 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Marjorie Wilcox and Nancy Richmond.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Sam Houston Samuel Houston (1793-1863) — also known as Sam Houston — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Huntsville, Walker County, Tex. Born near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Va., March 2, 1793. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1823-27 (at-large 1823-25, 7th District 1825-27); Governor of Tennessee, 1827-29; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Nacogdoches, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of San Augustine, 1835; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Refugio, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; President of the Texas Republic, 1836-38, 1841-44; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1838; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1846-59; Governor of Texas, 1859-61. Member, Freemasons. Died of pneumonia, in Huntsville, Walker County, Tex., July 26, 1863 (age 70 years, 146 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Tex.; statue erected 1925 at Herman Park, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Father of Andrew Jackson Houston (1854-1941); second great-grandfather of Jean Houston Baldwin (who married Marion Price Daniel); third great-grandfather of Marion Price Daniel, Jr.; cousin *** of David Hubbard.
  Political family: Daniel-Houston family of Texas.
  Houston counties in Minn., Tenn. and Tex. are named for him.
  The city of Houston, Texas, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ships SS Sam Houston (built 1941, lost 1942), and SS Sam Houston II (built 1943, scrapped 1959), were named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Houston JusticeSam H. JonesSam Houston Clinton, Jr.Sam H. Melton, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about Sam Houston: James L. Haley, Sam Houston — Marquis James, The Raven : A Biography of Sam Houston — Randolph B. Campbell, Sam Houston and the American Southwest — Jean Fritz, Make Way for Sam Houston (for young readers)
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Covey M. Hughes — of Wharton, Wharton County, Tex. Republican. Sheriff; postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1912, 1916. Member, Freemasons. Interment at Wharton City Cemetery, Wharton, Tex.
  Relatives: Married to Fannie Barbee Hughes.
  William Lockhart Hunter (1809-1886) — of Texas. Born in Tinkling Spring, Augusta County, Va., June 5, 1809. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1839; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1843-44. Member, Freemasons. Died October 28, 1886 (age 77 years, 145 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Thomas G. Hutt (1817-1892) — of Troy, Lincoln County, Mo. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., May 21, 1817. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1870-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1876; member of Missouri state senate 11th District, 1881-84. Member, Freemasons. Died in Cleburne, Johnson County, Tex., September 5, 1892 (age 75 years, 107 days). Interment at Troy Cemetery, Troy, Mo.
  Epitaph: "There is light beyond."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Ireland (1827-1896) — also known as "Oxcart John" — of Texas. Born near Millerstown, Grayson County, Ky., January 21, 1827. Democrat. Mayor of Seguin, Tex., 1858; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1866; district judge in Texas, 1866-67; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1870; member of Texas state senate, 1870; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1875-76; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1878; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1880 (member, Resolutions Committee); Governor of Texas, 1883-87. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died March 5, 1896 (age 69 years, 44 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  John Ellett Jackson (b. 1892) — also known as John E. Jackson — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Palestine, Anderson County, Tex., August 3, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1928; Louisiana Republican state chair, 1929-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1932, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1944, 1948; member of Republican National Committee from Louisiana, 1934-50. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Louise Allen.
  Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. (1938-2003) — also known as Maynard H. Jackson; "Buzzy" — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., March 23, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1968; mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1974-82, 1990-94; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2000; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1992; member of Democratic National Committee from Georgia, 1993. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Phi Beta Kappa. Collapsed (heart attack) after getting off a plane at Reagan National Airport, and died soon after, at Virginia Medical Center, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., June 23, 2003 (age 65 years, 92 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Maynard Jackson, Sr. and Irene Dobbs Jackson; married, December 30, 1965, to Burnella Hayes 'Bunnie' Burke; married 1977 to Valerie Richardson; grandson of John Wesley Dobbs (1882-1961).
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Charles J. Jenkins (b. 1897) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Austin, Travis County, Tex., October 4, 1897. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 3rd District, 1931-41. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel J. Jenkins (attorney) and Irene B. Jenkins; married to Cynthia Flowers.
  Beauford Halbert Jester (1893-1949) — also known as Beauford Jester — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., January 12, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Texas, 1947-49; died in office 1949; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Kappa Sigma; Sigma Delta Chi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; Lions. Died, aboard a Pullman railroad car, near Houston, Harris County, Tex., July 11, 1949 (age 56 years, 180 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of George Taylor Jester (1846-1922) and Frances Paine (Gordon) Jester (1861-1953); married, June 15, 1921, to Mabel Buchanan (1901-1984); second cousin of Perry Northen Jester.
  Political family: Jester family of Corsicana, Texas.
  Jester Center Residence Hall (built 1969), at the University of Texas, Austin, is named for him.
  Clark Wesley Johnson, Jr. (1894-1970) — also known as C. W. Johnson, Jr. — of Graham, Young County, Tex. Born in Graham, Young County, Tex., August 27, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1920, 1940; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1924; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1933. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Graham, Young County, Tex., March 1, 1970 (age 75 years, 186 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Graham, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Clark Wesley Johnson, Sr. (1848-1925) and Martha Blanche (Eichelberger) Johnson (1860-1951); married 1942 to Donna W. Williamson (1910-1992).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cone Johnson (1860-1933) — of Tyler, Smith County, Tex. Born in Dawsonville, Dawson County, Ga., June 11, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1886-88; member of Texas state senate, 1888-92; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912 (speaker), 1920, 1928. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died March 17, 1933 (age 72 years, 279 days). Burial location unknown.
  Jed Joseph Johnson (1888-1963) — also known as Jed Johnson — of Anadarko, Caddo County, Okla. Born near Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex., July 31, 1888. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mail carrier; lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1920-27, 1925-26 (17th District 1920-27, 15th District 1925-26); U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 6th District, 1927-47; federal judge, 1947. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Modern Woodmen of America; Lions. Died May 8, 1963 (age 74 years, 281 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of La Fayette D. Johnson and Evalyn (Carlin) Johnson; married, May 16, 1925, to Beatrice Luginbyhl; father of Jed Joseph Johnson, Jr. (1939-1993).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jerry K. Johnson (c.1934-2000) — of Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex. Born about 1934. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives 9th District, 1989-96; candidate for Texas state senate 3rd District, 1996. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners. Died April 19, 2000 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  John T. Johnson (b. 1856) — of Texas; Lawton, Comanche County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Livingston, Overton County, Tenn., January 9, 1856. Democrat. County judge in Texas, 1890; district judge in Oklahoma, 1907-15; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1919-25; chief justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1923-25. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Anson Jones (1798-1858) — of Texas. Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., January 20, 1798. Physician; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Brazoria, 1839-41; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1841-44; President of the Texas Republic, 1844-45. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died from self-inflicted gunshot, in the Rice Hotel, Houston, Harris County, Tex., January 9, 1858 (age 59 years, 354 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.; cenotaph at Church on the Hill Cemetery, Lenox, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Jones and Mary (Strong) Jones; married, May 23, 1840, to Mary Smith.
  Jones County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Marvin Jones (1882-1976) — also known as Marvin Jones — of Amarillo, Potter County, Tex. Born near Valley View, Cooke County, Tex., February 26, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1917-41 (13th District 1917-19, 18th District 1919-41); Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1940-43, 1945-64. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Woodmen; Elks. Died March 4, 1976 (age 94 years, 7 days). Interment at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Horace K. Jones and Dosia J. Jones.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David Spangler Kaufman (1813-1851) — also known as David S. Kaufman — of Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Tex. Born in Boiling Springs, Cumberland County, Pa., December 18, 1813. Democrat. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1839-41; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1843-45; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1846-51; died in office 1851. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., January 31, 1851 (age 37 years, 44 days). Original interment and cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in 1932 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Kaufman County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Angus Keeling (b. 1873) — also known as W. A. Keeling — of Groesbeck, Limestone County, Tex.; Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Kosse, Limestone County, Tex., November 22, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; Limestone County Attorney, 1898-1902; Limestone County Judge, 1908-12; member of Texas Democratic State Executive Committee, 1908-10; Texas state attorney general, 1921-25; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928; president, Acme Life Insurance Co. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of B. D. Keeling and Mary Lou (Mitchell) Keeling; married, October 1, 1908, to Cora Sue Scott.
  John Benjamin Kendrick (1857-1933) — also known as John B. Kendrick — of Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo. Born near Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex., September 6, 1857. Democrat. Rancher; member of Wyoming state senate, 1910; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1916, 1924; Honorary Vice-President, 1912; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee, 1916, 1924; Governor of Wyoming, 1915-17; U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1917-33; died in office 1933. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo., November 3, 1933 (age 76 years, 58 days). Interment at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan, Wyo.
  Relatives: Son of John Harvey Kendrick and Anna (Maye) Kendrick; married, January 20, 1891, to Eula Wulfjen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Yale Leland Kerby (1925-2013) — of Lenawee County, Mich.; Uvalde, Uvalde County, Tex. Born in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., April 11, 1925. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1948; district judge in Michigan, 1969-78; candidate in primary for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1974. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Freemasons. Died in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Tex., July 31, 2013 (age 88 years, 111 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Uvalde, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Yale Harrington Kerby and Eltha Kerby; married, June 30, 1956, to Grace Gail Cutler.
  Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859) — also known as Mirabeau B. Lamar — of Texas. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., August 16, 1798. Member of Georgia state senate, 1829-30; candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1832, 1834; colonel in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1836; Vice President of the Texas Republic, 1836-38; President of the Texas Republic, 1838-41; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Texas state legislature, 1847; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1858-59; Nicaragua, 1858-59. Member, Freemasons. Died of a heart attack, near Richmond, Fort Bend County, Tex., December 19, 1859 (age 61 years, 125 days). Interment at Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Tex.
  Relatives: Brother of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1797-1834); uncle of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893).
  Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
  Lamar County, Tex. is named for him.
  Lamar University, in Beaumont, Texas, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: Mirabeau Lamar Towns
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Albert Hamilton Latimer (c.1800-1877) — also known as Albert H. Latimer — of Texas. Born in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tenn., about 1800. Republican. Lawyer; planter; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Red River, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840-42; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; member of Texas state senate, 1849-51; Texas state comptroller, 1865-66; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1866; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1869; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1869; district judge in Texas 8th District, 1870-72. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Clarksville, Red River County, Tex., January 27, 1877 (age about 77 years). Interment at Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of James L. Latimer and Jane (Hamilton) Latimer; married 1828 to Elritta Smith; married 1833 to Elizabeth Richey; married 1857 to Mary Gattis.
  Walter A. Ledbetter (b. 1863) — of Ardmore, Carter County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Warrenton, Fayette County, Tex., March 9, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Oklahoma state constitutional convention, 1906. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thmas A. Ledbetter and Almieda (Robison) Ledbetter; married, August 17, 1887, to Letitia Paranteau.
  Otis Hoffpower Lee (1910-1990) — of Texas. Born in Pecan Island, Vermilion Parish, La., December 17, 1910. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1947-51, 1953-55; candidate for Texas state senate, 1951. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Member Lamar University Hall of Honor. Died of heart failure, in Groves, Jefferson County, Tex., March 4, 1990 (age 79 years, 77 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Tex.
  James Cullen Looney (1903-1977) — also known as J. C. Looney — of Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Tex. Born in Kossuth, Alcorn County, Miss., May 18, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; director of many firms involved in activities such as banking, bus transit, concrete, lumber, radio broadcasting, automobile service, and operating a hotel; chair of Hidalgo County Democratic Party, 1932-40, 1954-68; Hidalgo County Judge, 1941-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968. Protestant. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; American Bar Association; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Royal and Select Masters; Shriners. Died in March, 1977 (age 73 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Owen Looney and Virginia (Dean) Looney; married, June 15, 1933, to Margaret Estelle Montgomery.
  Thomas Bell Love (1870-1948) — also known as Thomas B. Love — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Webster County, Mo., June 23, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of Missouri Democratic Party, 1896-98; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1902-07; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1906-07; Texas Commissioner of Insurance and Banking, 1907-10; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 1920-24; member of Texas state senate, 1927-30; candidate in primary for Governor of Texas, 1930. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Woodmen of the World; Modern Woodmen. Died September 17, 1948 (age 78 years, 86 days). Interment at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Calvin Love and Sarah Jane (Rodgers) Love; married, June 11, 1892, to Mattie Roberta Goode (died 1946).
  Joseph Jefferson Mansfield (1861-1947) — also known as Joseph J. Mansfield — of Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Tex.; Columbus, Colorado County, Tex. Born in Wayne, Wayne County, Va. (now W.Va.), February 9, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; Colorado County Attorney, 1892-96; Colorado County Judge, 1896-1916; U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1917-47; died in office 1947. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., July 12, 1947 (age 86 years, 153 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Jefferson Mansfield (Confederate officer, killed in battle 1861); married 1888 to Annie Scott Bruce.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel Bell Maxey (1825-1895) — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Ky., March 20, 1825. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Texas state senate; elected 1860; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1872; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1875-87. Member, Freemasons. Died in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark., August 16, 1895 (age 70 years, 149 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Lucy (Bell) Maxey and Rice Maxey (1800-1878); married, July 19, 1853, to Marilda Cass Denton.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Earle Bradford Mayfield (1881-1964) — also known as Earle B. Mayfield — of Meridian, Bosque County, Tex. Born in Overton, Rusk County, Tex., April 12, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state senate, 1907-13; Texas railroad commissioner, 1913-22; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1923-29; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1924. Methodist. Member, Ku Klux Klan; Kappa Sigma; Freemasons. Died in Tyler, Smith County, Tex., June 23, 1964 (age 83 years, 72 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John Blythe Mayfield and Mary (DeGeurin) Mayfield; married, June 10, 1902, to Ora Lumpkin.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Harry Mayhew McAdams (1916-2008) — also known as Harry M. McAdams — of Hobbs, Lea County, N.M. Born in Lorena, McLennan County, Tex., August 12, 1916. Democrat. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; president and general manager, radio station KWEW, Hobbs, N.M.; president, Triple M Mining Company; member of New Mexico state senate, 1971-82 (19th District 1971-72, 41st District 1973-82). Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died January 5, 2008 (age 91 years, 146 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Rufus McAdams and Violet (Hutchinson) McAdams; married, April 2, 1942, to Gladys Crume.
  William McFarland (1774-1840) — of San Augustine, San Augustine County, Tex.; Belgrade, Newton County, Tex. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., May 8, 1774. Surveyor; delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of Ayish Bayou, 1832; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence. Member, Freemasons. Died in Belgrade, Newton County, Tex., August 16, 1840 (age 66 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas McFarland and Hannah (Stuart) McFarland; married to Ann Singer (died 1817); father of Thomas Stuart McFarland (1810-1880).
  John L. Miller (1821-1907) — also known as "Old Flax" — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Tennessee, 1821. Postmaster at Corsicana, Tex., 1859; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1877-80. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in 1907 (age about 86 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
Roger Q. Mills Roger Quarles Mills (1832-1911) — also known as Roger Q. Mills — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Todd County, Ky., March 30, 1832. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1859-60; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1873-92 (at-large 1873-75, 4th District 1875-83, 9th District 1883-92); U.S. Senator from Texas, 1892-99. Southern Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., September 2, 1911 (age 79 years, 156 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Henley Mills and Tabitha Buckner (Daniel) Mills; married, January 7, 1855, to Carolyn R. Jones.
  Roger Mills County, Okla. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Library of Congress
  George Clarence Moffett (1895-1972) — also known as George Moffett — of Quanah, Hardeman County, Tex.; Chillicothe, Hardeman County, Tex. Born in Chillicothe, Hardeman County, Tex., November 20, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928 (alternate), 1932 (alternate), 1940, 1964; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1931-38; member of Texas state senate, 1939-50. Member, Freemasons; Lions; Elks; Woodmen of the World. Died in 1972 (age about 76 years). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Daniel James Moody, Jr. (1893-1966) — also known as Dan Moody — of Taylor, Williamson County, Tex. Born in Taylor, Williamson County, Tex., June 1, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Williamson County Attorney, 1920-22; District Attorney, 1922-25; Texas state attorney general, 1925-27; Governor of Texas, 1927-31; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1942. Member, Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Austin, Travis County, Tex., May 22, 1966 (age 72 years, 355 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Moody and Nanny E. (Robertson) Moody; married, April 20, 1926, to Mildred Paxton.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Allen Francis Moore (1869-1945) — also known as Allen F. Moore — of Monticello, Piatt County, Ill. Born in St. Charles, Kane County, Ill., September 30, 1869. Republican. President, Pepsin Syrup Company (patent medicine); vice-president, Moore State Bank; mayor of Monticello, Ill., 1901-03; University of Illinois trustee; elected 1908; U.S. Representative from Illinois 19th District, 1921-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924, 1932; member of Republican National Committee from Illinois, 1925. Universalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., August 15, 1945 (age 75 years, 319 days). Interment at Monticello Cemetery, Monticello, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Van Rensallaer Moore and Alzina W. (Freeman) Moore; married, March 20, 1895, to Madora Bradford.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Dempsey Moore (1917-2000) — also known as Bill Moore — of Arkansas. Born in Pittsburg, Camp County, Tex., July 24, 1917. Member of Arkansas state senate, 1967-95. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., June 18, 2000 (age 82 years, 330 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Third great-grandson of Dempsey Moore (1735?-?).
  Albert Wadel Moursund III (1919-2002) — also known as A. W. Moursund — of Johnson City, Blanco County, Tex.; Round Mountain, Blanco County, Tex. Born in Johnson City, Blanco County, Tex., May 23, 1919. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1948-52; Blanco County Judge, 1953-59; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956; banker; insurance business; abstract and title business; rancher. Member, Freemasons. Close friend and advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson. Died in Round Mountain, Blanco County, Tex., April 22, 2002 (age 82 years, 334 days). Interment somewhere in Round Mountain, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Wadel Moursund, Jr. and Mary Frances (Stribling) Moursund; married 1941 to Mary Allen Moore.
  William Polk Murchison (1908-1977) — also known as W. P. Murchison — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., June 5, 1908. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1969-71. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Died in Navarro County, Tex., October 19, 1977 (age 69 years, 136 days). Burial location unknown.
  William Henry David Murray (1869-1956) — also known as William H. Murray; "Alfalfa Bill"; "Cocklebur Bill"; "Bolivia Bill"; "The Sage of Tishomingo" — of Tishomingo, Johnston County, Okla. Born near Collinsville, Grayson County, Tex., November 21, 1869. Democrat. Candidate for Texas state senate, 1890; delegate to Oklahoma state constitutional convention, 1906; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1907-09; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 (speaker), 1916; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1913-17 (at-large 1913-15, 4th District 1915-17); defeated, 1940; Governor of Oklahoma, 1931-35; defeated in primary, 1918, 1938; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1942. Member, Freemasons. Died October 15, 1956 (age 86 years, 329 days). Interment at Tishomingo Cemetery, Tishomingo, Okla.
  Relatives: Brother of George T. Murray; father of Johnston Murray (1902-1974).
  Political family: Murray family of Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
  Murray County, Okla. and Alfalfa County, Okla. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  José Antonio Navarro (1795-1871) — of Texas. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., February 27, 1795. Delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Bexar, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1838-39; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1845; member of Texas state senate, 1846-49. Catholic. Member, Freemasons. Died January 13, 1871 (age 75 years, 320 days). Interment at San Fernando Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Tex.; statue at Navarro County Courthouse Grounds, Corsicana, Tex.
  Relatives: Father of Angel Navarro III; nephew of José Francisco Ruiz; uncle by marriage of William Gordon Cooke (1808-1847).
  Political family: Navarro family of San Antonio, Texas.
  Navarro County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Patrick Morris Neff (1871-1952) — also known as Pat Morris Neff — of Waco, McLennan County, Tex. Born in McGregor, McLennan County, Tex., November 26, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1901-05; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1903-05; McLennan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1906-12; Governor of Texas, 1921-25; president of Baylor University, from 1932; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940. Baptist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Anti-Saloon League; Lions. Died January 20, 1952 (age 80 years, 55 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Noah Neff and Isabella (Shepherd) Neff; married, May 31, 1899, to Myrtle Mainer.
  William Beck Ochiltree (1811-1867) — of Marshall, Harrison County, Tex. Born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., October 18, 1811. Judge of Texas Republic, 1842; Texas Republic Secretary of the Treasury, 1844-45; Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1845-46; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1855; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1859, 1866; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Texas to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Jefferson, Marion County, Tex., December 27, 1867 (age 56 years, 70 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Tex.
  Relatives: Father of Thomas Peck Ochiltree (1837-1902).
  Ochiltree County, Tex. is named for him.
  Wilbert Lee O'Daniel (1890-1969) — also known as W. Lee O'Daniel; Pappy O'Daniel — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Malta, Morgan County, Ohio, March 11, 1890. Democrat. Governor of Texas, 1939-41; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1941-49. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., May 11, 1969 (age 79 years, 61 days). Interment at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Books about W. Lee O'Daniel: Bill Crawford, Please Pass the Biscuits, Pappy: Pictures of Governor W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel
  Williamson Simpson Oldham (1813-1868) — Born in Franklin County, Tenn., July 19, 1813. Member of Arkansas state legislature, 1838; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1842; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1846; candidate for Texas state house of representatives, 1853; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1859; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Texas to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died of typhoid fever in Houston, Harris County, Tex., May 8, 1868 (age 54 years, 294 days). Original interment at Episcopal Cemetery, Houston, Tex.; reinterment in 1938 at Brookside Memorial Park, Houston, Tex.
  Oldham County, Tex. is named for him.
  William Brooks Oliver (b. 1895) — also known as Brooks Oliver — of Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, La. Born in Douglassville, Cass County, Tex., August 31, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Louisiana state senate, 1940-50. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Lyndon Lowell Olson, Jr. (b. 1947) — of Texas. Born in 1947. Cattle rancher; banker; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1973-78; president and CEO, Travelers Insurance Holdings, and National Group Insurance Company; U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, 1997-2001. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Still living as of 2001.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  William Edmund Orgain (b. 1882) — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Bastrop, Bastrop County, Tex., December 26, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1907; director, American National Bank, Gulf States Utilities Co., and Sabine Towing Co. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Darby Orgain and Drusilla (Johnson) Orgain; married, December 2, 1908, to May Bolinger.
  John Patterson Osterhout (1826-1903) — of Bellville, Austin County, Tex. Born in Lagrange, Wyoming County, Pa., May 8, 1826. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; newspaper editor; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; district judge in Texas 34th District, 1870-76; postmaster; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1884. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Belton, Bell County, Tex., 1903 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Junia Roberts (died 1897).
  John William Wright Patman (1893-1976) — also known as Wright Patman — of Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex. Born near Hughes Springs, Cass County, Tex., August 6, 1893. Democrat. Cotton farmer; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1921-24; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1929-76; died in office 1976; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1964. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 7, 1976 (age 82 years, 214 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Texarkana, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John Patman and Emma (Spurlin) Patman; married, February 14, 1919, to Merle Connor; father of William Neff Patman (1927-2008).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about Wright Patman: Nancy Beck Young, Wright Patman : Populism, Liberalism, & the American Dream
  George Alexander Pattillo (1796-1871) — also known as G. A. Pattillo — of Texas. Born in Greene County, Ga., February 29, 1796. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; farmer; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1841-42; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Jasper and Jefferson, 1842-45. Member, Freemasons. Died in Bunn's Bluff, Orange County, Tex., April 2, 1871 (age 75 years, 0 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Orange County, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, March 5, 1819, to Sarah Ann Allen; married, December 18, 1859, to Sarah Mosely.
  Herron Carney Pearson (1890-1953) — also known as Herron C. Pearson — of Jackson, Madison County, Tenn. Born in Taylor, Williamson County, Tex., July 31, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1912; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 1935-43. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Kappa Sigma; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Died in Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., April 24, 1953 (age 62 years, 267 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of John Lafayette Pearson and Annie (Herron) Pearson; married, June 23, 1915, to Evelyn Pearcy (1896-1985).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Ivey Phelps (b. 1875) — also known as James I. Phelps — of El Reno, Canadian County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Newton, Newton County, Tex., June 20, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; Canadian County Judge, 1901-07; district judge in Oklahoma 13th District, 1919-25; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1925-29, 1935. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elza V. M. Phelps and Mary A. (Simmons) Phelps; married, February 1, 1903, to Lydia B. Malcom.
  Robert Lee Proffer (b. 1909) — of Justin, Denton County, Tex. Born in Ponder, Denton County, Tex., April 14, 1909. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1943-46; member of Texas state senate, 1947-50. Baptist. Member, Kiwanis; Phi Delta Kappa; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Anson Rainey (1848-1922) — of Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in El Dorado, Union County, Ark., March 1, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Texas state senate, 1881-82; district judge in Texas, 1885-93; Judge, Texas Court of Appeals, 1893. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hinsdale, DuPage County, Ill., August 6, 1922 (age 74 years, 158 days). Interment at Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Columbus Rainey (1824-1854) and Nancy Blake (Baker) Rainey (1826-1898); married, February 17, 1874, to Frances Irene 'Fannie' Meriwether (1848-1940; first cousin twice removed of David Meriwether (1755-1822) and James Meriwether (1755-1817); second cousin once removed of James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; third cousin of Reuben Handy Meriwether (1820-?)).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Minter Rainey (1882-1971) — also known as Robert M. Rainey — of Atoka, Atoka County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., September 29, 1882. Lawyer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1907-08; district judge in Oklahoma, 1909-15; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1917-20; chief justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1920-21. Methodist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died April 3, 1971 (age 88 years, 186 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse G. Rainey and Annie Elizabeth (Moore) Rainey; married, August 12, 1905, to Lillian Fryer (1885-1960).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Willard Lloyd Rambo (1917-1984) — also known as W. L. Rambo — of Georgetown, Grant Parish, La. Born in Georgetown, Grant Parish, La., March 22, 1917. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; oilfield drilling contractor; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1952-60; defeated, 1968, 1976; member of Louisiana state senate, 1964-68. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died, of heart failure, in a hospital at Houston, Harris County, Tex., November 28, 1984 (age 67 years, 251 days). Interment at Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, La.
  William F. Ramsey (b. 1855) — of Cleburne, Johnson County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Bell County, Tex., October 25, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; Presidential Elector for Texas, 1884; Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1908-11; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1911-12; candidate in primary for Governor of Texas, 1912; board chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 1916. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John J. Ramsey and Nancy (Clark) Ramsey; married, January 28, 1878, to Emma Johnson (died 1885); married, October 13, 1886, to Rowena Hill.
  Choice Boswell Randell (1857-1945) — also known as Choice B. Randell — of Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born near Spring Place, Murray County, Ga., January 1, 1857. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Texas, 1901-13 (5th District 1901-03, 4th District 1903-13). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., October 19, 1945 (age 88 years, 291 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Tex.
  Relatives: Nephew of Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell (1821-1891).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Jasper Record (1852-1935) — also known as T. J. Record — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Born in Bonham, Fannin County, Tex., January 26, 1852. Merchant; Lamar County District Clerk, 1879-84; banker; mayor of Paris, Tex., 1932-34; defeated, 1930, 1934. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, in the Sanitarium of Paris, Paris, Lamar County, Tex., July 13, 1935 (age 83 years, 168 days). Burial location unknown.
  James Reily (1811-1863) — of Texas. Born in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, July 3, 1811. Lawyer; major in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840-41; Texas Republic Minister to the United States, 1841-42; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1853-54; U.S. Consul in SAINT Petersburg, as of 1856; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Presbyterian; later Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Killed in the Battle of Camp Bisland, on Bayou Teche, near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., April 14, 1863 (age 51 years, 285 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Reily and Nancy (Hunter) Reily; married, March 4, 1834, to Ellen Hart Ross (grandniece of Henry Clay (1777-1852)).
  Political family: Clay family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Theron Eads Roberts (1907-1968) — also known as Theron E. Roberts; Tex Roberts — of Diamond, Newton County, Mo. Born in Wheeler, Wheeler County, Tex., March 22, 1907. Democrat. Telegrapher; railway station agent; newspaper publisher; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Newton County, 1935-38; member of Missouri state senate 18th District, 1939-42; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Order of Railroad Telegraphers. Died November 12, 1968 (age 61 years, 235 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, May 19, 1926, to Catherine L. Bone and Catherine L. Bone (1908-1987).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Robinson (b. 1875) — of Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County, Okla. Born in De Leon, Comanche County, Tex., December 11, 1875. Democrat. School teacher; superintendent of schools; lawyer; Mayor, Tecumseh, Okla., 1917-18; Pottawatomie County Probate Judge, 1919-22. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of M. V. Robinson and Maria L. (Williams) Robinson; married, November 28, 1916, to Irene Buzzard.
  Byron Giles Rogers (1900-1983) — also known as Byron G. Rogers — of Bent County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in Greenville, Hunt County, Tex., August 1, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1931-35; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1933; Colorado state attorney general, 1936-40; Colorado Democratic state chair, 1941-42; U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1951-71; defeated, 1940. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Lions; Elks; Odd Fellows; American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in a hospital in Denver, Colo., December 31, 1983 (age 83 years, 152 days). Interment at Mt. Lindo Cemetery, Near Tiny Town, Jefferson County, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Rogers and Minnie M. (Gentry) Rogers; married, July 11, 1933, to Helen Pauline Kepler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Daniel Owen Rowlett (c.1786-1847) — also known as Daniel Rowlett — of Texas. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., about 1786. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38, 1839-40, 1843-44. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Fannin County, Tex., December 2, 1847 (age about 61 years). Interment at Inglish Cemetery, Bonham, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William Rowlett (1761-1850) and Jemima (Owen) Rowlett (1765-1828); brother of Joseph Rowlett; married to Mary Anne Jones (1814-1892); uncle of Abraham Owen Smoot (1815-1895); granduncle of Abraham Owen Smoot (1856-1911) and Reed Owen Smoot; great-granduncle of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot.
  Political family: Clinton-DeWitt-Smoot family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Hardin Richard Runnels (1820-1873) — of Boston, Bowie County, Tex. Born in Mississippi, August 30, 1820. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1847-54; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1853-54; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1855-57; Governor of Texas, 1857-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1860; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1866. Member, Freemasons. Died December 25, 1873 (age 53 years, 117 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Bowie County, Tex.; reinterment in 1929 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Nephew of Hiram George Runnels; uncle of Cornelia Runnels (1829-1884; who married David Smith Terry (1823-1889)).
  Political family: Runnels-Terry family of Houston, Texas.
  Morgan Gurley Sanders (1878-1956) — also known as Morgan G. Sanders — of Canton, Van Zandt County, Tex. Born near Ben Wheeler, Van Zandt County, Tex., July 14, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1903-06; Van Zandt County Attorney, 1910-14; District Attorney 7th District, 1914-16; U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1921-39. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died January 7, 1956 (age 77 years, 177 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Canton, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Lindsey Sanders and Sarah Francis (Smith) Sanders; married, February 19, 1905, to Norma Louise Tull (died 1932).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Edward Lee Saner (b. 1871) — also known as Robert E. Lee Saner — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born near Washington, Hempstead County, Ark., August 9, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary of Texas Democratic Party, 1899-1901. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Robert E. Lee
  Relatives: Son of John Franklin Saner and Susan Crawford (Webb) Saner; married, March 31, 1903, to Ileaine Marvin Smith.
  Emil Sauer (b. 1881) — of Lange, Gillespie County, Tex.; Doss, Gillespie County, Tex. Born in Stonewall, Gillespie County, Tex., June 10, 1881. U.S. Consul in Baghdad, 1911-13; Gothenberg, 1913-15; Cologne, 1915-17, 1919-25; Maracaibo, 1917-19; Copenhagen, 1919; Sherbrooke, 1925; Toronto, 1925-32; U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, 1935; Frankfort, as of 1938. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. F. Sauer and Christine Sauer; married 1919 to Victoria Vale.
  Joseph Draper Sayers (1841-1929) — also known as Joseph D. Sayers — of Bastrop, Bastrop County, Tex. Born in Grenada, Grenada County, Miss., September 23, 1841. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Texas state senate, 1873; Texas Democratic state chair, 1875-78; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1878-80; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1885-99 (10th District 1885-93, 9th District 1893-99); Governor of Texas, 1899-1903. Member, Freemasons. Died May 15, 1929 (age 87 years, 234 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bastrop, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of David Sayers and Mary Thomas (Peete) Sayers.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Phillips Saylor (1908-1973) — also known as John P. Saylor — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, Pa., July 23, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1949-73 (26th District 1949-53, 22nd District 1953-73, 12th District 1973); died in office 1973; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972. Evangelical and Reformed Church; later United Church of Christ. Member, Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; Eagles. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., October 28, 1973 (age 65 years, 97 days). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Tillman Kulp Saylor (1873-1938) and Minerva Jane (Phillips) Saylor (1874-1961); married 1937 to Grace Doerstler.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Hulme Sevier (1878-1940) — also known as Hal H. Sevier — of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Tex. Born in Columbia, Maury County, Tenn., March 16, 1878. Democrat. Newspaper editor; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1902-06; vice-president, Corpus Christi Bank and Trust Co.; U.S. Ambassador to Chile, 1933-35. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen. Died in 1940 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Francis Sevier and Mary (Douglas) Sevier; married, July 31, 1906, to Clara Driscoll.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Franklin Barlow Sexton (1828-1900) — of Marshall, Harrison County, Tex. Born in New Harmony, Posey County, Ind., April 29, 1828. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1876. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., May 15, 1900 (age 72 years, 16 days). Interment somewhere in Marshall, Tex.
  John Morris Sheppard (1875-1941) — also known as Morris Sheppard — of Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex. Born in Wheatville, Morris County, Tex., May 28, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1902-13 (4th District 1902-03, 1st District 1903-13); U.S. Senator from Texas, 1913-41; died in office 1941. Methodist. Member, Woodmen of the World; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from a brain hemorrhage, in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., April 9, 1941 (age 65 years, 316 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Texarkana, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John Levi Sheppard (1852-1902) and Margaret Alice (Eddins) Sheppard (1854-1905); grandfather of Richard Sheppard Arnold, Connie Mack III and Morris Sheppard Arnold; great-grandfather of Connie Mack IV.
  Political family: Sheppard-Arnold-Mack-Bono family of Texarkana, Texas.
  Sheppard Air Force Base (opened 1941 as Sheppard Field; runways are shared with the Wichita Falls Regional Airport), in Wichita County, Texas, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  E. Carlyle Smith, Jr. (c.1939-2003) — of Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Tex., about 1939. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1975. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Chi; Rotary; Jaycees; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of complications from a brain tumor, in Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Tex., June 29, 2003 (age about 64 years). Interment at Old Southland Cemetery, Grand Prairie, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of E. Carlyle Smith (1900?-?).
  L. B. Snyder (1893-1964) — of New Martinsville, Wetzel County, W.Va. Born in Glovers Gap, Marion County, W.Va., October 24, 1893. Democrat. Wetzel County Sheriff, 1929-32; business executive; member of West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1937-40; defeated, 1940. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Moose. Died in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Tex., January 16, 1964 (age 70 years, 84 days). Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of H. C. Snyder and Mary A. (Murray) Snyder.
  Jacob Franklin Spears, Sr. (1899-1946) — also known as J. Franklin Spears — of Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Fla.; San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in Darlington County, S.C., October 6, 1899. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Tarpon Springs, Fla., 1921; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1934-36; member of Texas state senate, 1937-46. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Odd Fellows. Died, from a heart attack, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., May 29, 1946 (age 46 years, 235 days). Interment at Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of James Monroe Spears (1874-1928).
  John Hall Stephens (1847-1924) — also known as John H. Stephens — of Vernon, Wilbarger County, Tex. Born in Shelby County, Tex., November 22, 1847. Democrat. Member of Texas state senate, 1886-88; U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1897-1917. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Monrovia, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 18, 1924 (age 76 years, 362 days). Interment at East View Cemetery, Vernon, Tex.
  Stephens County, Okla. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Coke Robert Stevenson (1888-1975) — also known as Coke R. Stevenson — of Junction, Kimble County, Tex. Born in Mason County, Tex., March 20, 1888. Democrat. County judge in Texas, 1919-21; member of Texas state house of representatives 86th District, 1929-39; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1933-37; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1939-41; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940; Governor of Texas, 1941-47; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1948. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen of the World; Rotary. Died June 28, 1975 (age 87 years, 100 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Kimble County, Tex.
  Beden Stroud (c.1795-1865) — of Texas. Born in Morgan County, Ga., about 1795. Member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Milam and Robertson, 1838-41. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1865 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Henry Elbert Stubbs (1881-1937) — also known as Henry E. Stubbs — of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Coleman County, Tex., March 4, 1881. Democrat. Ordained minister; U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1933-37; died in office 1937. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Redmen. Died February 28, 1937 (age 55 years, 361 days). Interment at Santa Maria Cemetery, Santa Maria, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Harrisson Stubbs and Susie (Foreman) Stubbs; married 1905 to Ruby B. Hall.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward H. Tarrant (1799-1858) — of Texas. Born in South Carolina, 1799. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; general in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1847; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1849-53. Member, Freemasons. Died near Weatherford, Parker County, Tex., August 2, 1858 (age about 59 years). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Parker County, Tex.; subsequent interment in 1859 at a private or family graveyard, Ellis County, Tex.; reinterment in 1928 at Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tex.
  Tarrant County, Tex. is named for him.
  Clark Wallace Thompson (1896-1981) — also known as Clark W. Thompson — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., August 6, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; insurance business; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1933-35, 1947-67 (7th District 1933-35, 9th District 1947-67); served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 (alternate), 1964. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Redmen. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., December 16, 1981 (age 85 years, 132 days). Interment at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Clark Wallace Thompson and Jessie Marilla (Hyde) Thompson; married, November 16, 1918, to Libbe Moody.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Homer Thornberry (1909-1995) — also known as W. Homer Thornberry — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Austin, Travis County, Tex., January 9, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1937-40; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 1949-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1960; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas, 1963-65; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1965-78. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis. Died December 12, 1995 (age 86 years, 337 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Moore Thornberry and Mary Lillian (Jones) Thornberry; married, February 24, 1945, to Eloise Engle.
  Cross-reference: Sam Sparks
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  J. M. Thurmond (1836-1882) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born February 22, 1836. Mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1879-80; defeated, 1877; removed 1880; defeated, 1880. Member, Freemasons. Died March 14, 1882 (age 46 years, 20 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Tex.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Jackson Titus (1814-1855) — of Texas. Born in Rutherford County, Tenn., March 12, 1814. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Texas state legislature, 1851-52. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died April 9, 1855 (age 41 years, 28 days). Interment at Savannah Cemetery, Red River County, Tex.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  Relatives: Son of James Titus (1775-1843).
  Titus County, Tex. is named for him.
  Willard Everett Townsend (1904-1985) — also known as Willard E. Townsend — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Beatrice, Gage County, Neb., April 23, 1904. Democrat. Laundry business; chair of Lancaster County Democratic Party, 1936-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee), 1956 (delegation vice-chair); Nebraska Democratic state chair, 1956. Christian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hidalgo County, Tex., May 27, 1985 (age 81 years, 34 days). Interment at Valley Memorial Gardens, McAllen, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Townsend and Nellie (Dewey) Townsend; married, August 15, 1925, to Katherine Elizabeth Fellows.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Barret Travis (1809-1836) — also known as William B. Travis — of Claiborne, Monroe County, Ala.; Anahuac, Chambers County, Tex. Born in Red Bank, Edgefield District (now Saluda County), S.C., August 9, 1809. Lawyer; newspaper editor; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Austin, 1835; colonel in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence. Member, Freemasons. Killed while defending the Alamo, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., March 6, 1836 (age 26 years, 210 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, October 26, 1828, to Rosanna Cato (1812-1848; divorced 1835); father of Charles Edward Travis (1829-1860).
  Travis County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about William Barret Travis: William C. Davis, Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis
  Dean Ueckert — of Lewisville, Denton County, Tex. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Insurance business; mayor of Lewisville, Tex., 2009-. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  Horace Worth Vaughan (1867-1922) — also known as Horace W. Vaughan — of Texas. Born in Marion County, Tex., December 2, 1867. Democrat. Member of Texas state senate, 1911-13; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1913-15; U.S. Attorney for Hawaii, 1915-16; Judge of U.S. District Court, 1916-22. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, November 10, 1922 (age 54 years, 343 days). Interment at Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Elmer Gifford Walker (b. 1898) — also known as E. G. Walker — of Homewood, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Commerce, Hunt County, Tex., February 9, 1898. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of Homewood, Ala., 1956-67. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Pink Walker and Mary C. (Starkey) Walker; married, May 19, 1920, to Gertrude Louise Lunn.
  Edwin Waller (1800-1881) — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Spotsylvania County, Va., November 4, 1800. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Columbia, 1835; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Brazoria, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; Texas Republic Postmaster General, 1839; mayor of Austin, Tex., 1840; county judge in Texas, 1844; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861. Member, Freemasons. Died in Austin, Travis County, Tex., January 3, 1881 (age 80 years, 60 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1928 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Waller County, Tex. is named for him.
  Matthias Ward (1805-1861) — of Texas. Born in Elbert County, Ga., October 13, 1805. Member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1842-44; member of Texas state senate, 1849-50; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1858-59. Member, Freemasons. Died in Warm Springs (now Hot Springs), Madison County, N.C., October 5, 1861 (age 55 years, 357 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Avra Milvin Warren (1893-1957) — also known as Avra M. Warren — of Ellicott City, Howard County, Md.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Ilchester, Howard County, Md., August 26, 1893. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Cape Hatien, 1920-22; Karachi, 1922-23; Nairobi, 1924-25; SAINT John's, 1926-30; Buenos Aires, as of 1931-32; U.S. Consul General in Buenos Aires, 1932-35; U.S. Minister to Dominican Republic, 1942-43; New Zealand, 1945-47; Finland, 1947-50; U.S. Ambassador to Dominican Republic, 1943-44; Panama, 1944-45; Pakistan, 1950-52; Turkey, 1953-56. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in 1957 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Warren and Mary Jane (Myers) Warren; married, April 7, 1924, to Mary Nicols Newnam.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  James Webb (1792-1856) — of Florida; Texas. Born in Fairfax County, Va., March 31, 1792. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; justice of Florida territorial supreme court, 1828-38; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1839, 1839; Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1839-41; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Bastrop, Fayette, Gonzales and Travis, 1841-42, 1842-44; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; secretary of state of Texas, 1849-51; district judge in Texas, 1854-56; died in office 1856. Member, Freemasons. Died November 1, 1856 (age 64 years, 215 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Goliad, Tex.
  Webb County, Tex. is named for him.
  John Austin Wharton (1806-1838) — of Texas. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., 1806. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Columbia, 1835; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1836; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836-37, 1838; died in office 1838. Member, Freemasons. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., December 17, 1838 (age about 32 years). Interment at Founders Memorial Park, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Brother of William Harris Wharton (1802-1839).
  Wharton County, Tex. is named partly for him.
  Guinn Williams (1871-1948) — of Decatur, Wise County, Tex. Born near Beuela, Calhoun County, Miss., April 22, 1871. Democrat. Member of Texas state senate, 1920-22; U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1922-33. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans. Died in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Tex., January 9, 1948 (age 76 years, 262 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Decatur, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Clifton Wilson (1874-1951) — also known as James C. Wilson — of Texas. Born in Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto County, Tex., June 21, 1874. Democrat. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1913-17; U.S. Representative from Texas 12th District, 1917-19; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, 1919-47. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., August 3, 1951 (age 77 years, 43 days). Original interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tex.; reinterment in 1957 at Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Robert Wilson (1793-1856) — also known as "Honest Bob" — of Texas. Born in Easton, Talbot County, Md., December 7, 1793. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of San Jacinto, 1832; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Harrisburg and Liberty, 1836-38, 1839; candidate for President of the Texas Republic, 1838, 1843; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845. Member, Freemasons. Expelled from Texas Republic Senate, December 26, 1838, for using profanity and disclosing secrecy; subsequently returned to office. Died May 25, 1856 (age 62 years, 170 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  John Monroe Woolsey (1819-1901) — also known as "Captain" — of Texas. Born in Georgia, September 3, 1819. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1887. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sweet Home, Lavaca County, Tex., September 30, 1901 (age 82 years, 27 days). Interment somewhere in Yoakum, Tex.
  Frank Wilson Wozencraft (1892-1966) — also known as Frank W. Wozencraft; "The Boy Mayor" — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., June 7, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Texas, 1916; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1919-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1924; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in a hospital at Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., September 3, 1966 (age 74 years, 88 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Prior Wozencraft and Virginia Lee (Wilson) Wozencraft; married 1922 to Mary Victoria McReynolds.
  Epitaph: "He Kept The Faith."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Washington Wright (1809-1877) — of Texas. Born in Carthage, Smith County, Tenn., December 11, 1809. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836-37, 1838-39; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1843-45; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Paris, Lamar County, Tex., August 2, 1877 (age 67 years, 234 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Paris, Tex.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Ralph Webster Yarborough (1903-1996) — also known as Ralph W. Yarborough — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Chandler, Henderson County, Tex., June 8, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Texas, 1936-41; candidate for nomination for Texas state attorney general, 1938; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate in primary for Governor of Texas, 1952, 1954, 1956; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1957-71; defeated in primary, 1970, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964, 1980. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Moose; Freemasons; Shriners; Acacia. Died January 27, 1996 (age 92 years, 233 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Books about Ralph W. Yarborough: Patrick L. Cox, Ralph W. Yarborough, The People's Senator
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